Papers of Sir William Ramsay

Scope and Content

Notebooks, correspondence (some with W.H. Buckler on Anatolia), and papers of Sir William Ramsay, ca. 1880-1928, mainly concerning the archaeology and epigraphy of Turkey.

Administrative / Biographical History

Sir William Ramsay (1851-1939) was an archaeologist and historian. See the Dictionary of National Biography for details.

Access Information

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Acquisition Information

Deposited in the Ashmolean Museum on permanent loan by St. John's College, Oxford, in 1952.


Collection level description created by Susan Thomas, Department of Special Collections and Western Manuscripts.

Other Finding Aids

There is a list of the notebooks.

Geographical Names